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Dr. Brandy Callahan

Canadian Institutes of Health Research Fellowship

Dr. Brandy Callahan, a postdoctoral fellow supervised by Dr. Sandra Black, director of the Hurvitz Brain Sciences Research Programand Dr. Donald Stuss, an affiliate scientist, was awarded a fellowship from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research. She will investigate the contribution of white matter hyperintensities as a marker of cerebral small vessel disease to executive functioning processes in individuals at risk of dementia.

Dr. Stuart Foster

Dr. Stuart Foster

U.S. National Academy of Engineers

Dr. Stuart Foster, a senior scientist in Physical Sciences, was elected into the U.S. National Academy of Engineering. He has pioneered the field of high-frequency ultrasound and translated its technologies into clinical and preclinical imaging systems. Only 21 engineers in Canada have been accorded this distinction.

Dr. Rob Fowler

Dr. Rob Fowler

2017 Teasdale-Corti Humanitarian Award

Dr. Rob Fowler, a senior scientist in the Trauma, Emergency & Critical Care Research Program and critical care physician at Sunnybrook, received the 2017 Teasdale-Corti Humanitarian Award given by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. The prestigious award recognizes Canadian physicians who provide health care or emergency medical services.

Dr. Benjamin Goldstein

Dr. Benjamin Goldstein

2017 Royal-Mach-Gaensslen Prize

Dr. Benjamin Goldstein, a senior scientist in the Hurvitz Brain Sciences Research Program at Sunnybrook Research Institute and director of the Centre for Youth Bipolar Disorder at Sunnybrook, is the 2017 recipient of the Royal-Mach-Gaensslen Prize for Mental Health Research. He was recognized for his work exploring the links between bipolar disorder and cardiovascular health in teens. The prize, worth $100,000, is presented annually to an early-career researcher who demonstrates excellence in clinical research and innovative thinking. Goldstein received the award on Oct. 5, 2017 in Ottawa, Ont.

Dr. Paul Karanicolas

Dr. Paul Karanicolas

Early Researcher Award

Dr. Paul Karanicolas, a scientist in the Odette Cancer Research Program, was recognized with an Early Researcher Award from the Ontario Ministry of Research, Innovation and Science. He will develop an integrated program to improve patient outcomes following liver surgery.

Dr. Saira Mirza

Dr. Laurence Klotz

Dean’s Lifetime Achievement Award

Dr. Laurence Klotz, an affiliate scientist in the Odette Cancer Research Program at Sunnybrook Research Institute and urological oncologist at Sunnybrook, was recognized with the Dean’s Lifetime Achievement Award from the University of Toronto. The prestigious award honours alumni for their outstanding career achievements in leadership, research, teaching and clinical care. His research focuses on improving treatment of prostate cancer, and has led to adoption of active surveillance, which closely monitors men with low-risk prostate cancer over time, as a standard of care where appropriate.

Dr. Saira Mirza

Dr. Danielle MacDonald

Canadian Institutes of Health Research Fellowship

Dr. Danielle MacDonald, a postdoctoral fellow supervised by Dr. Neil Rector, a senior scientist, was awarded a fellowship from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research. She will study the efficacy of mindfulness-based cognitive therapy for obsessive-compulsive disorder through a randomized controlled trial.

Dr. Saira Mirza

Dr. Saira Mirza

Canadian Institutes of Health Research Fellowship

Dr. Saira Mirza, a postdoctoral fellow supervised by Drs. Sandra Black and Mario Masellis, received a fellowship from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research through the Strategic Training for Advanced Genetic Epidemiology Program. Her research aims to explore shared genetic markers across dementias and their impact on cognitive and neuroimaging phenotypes.

Dr. Sean Nestor

Dr. Sean Nestor

2017 Siminovitch-Salter Award

Dr. Sean Nestor, a postdoctoral fellow supervised by Dr. Sandra Black, director of the Hurvitz Brain Sciences Research Program, received the 2017 Siminovitch-Salter Award from the Institute of Medical Science (IMS). The annual award recognizes a graduating IMS doctoral student who has made outstanding scholarly contributions.

Dr. Beverly Orser

Dr. Beverley Orser

Chair of the Department of Anesthesia

Dr. Beverley Orser, an affiliate scientist in Biological Sciences and an anesthesiologist at Sunnybrook, was appointed chair of the department of anesthesia at the University of Toronto. Her five-year term begins July 1, 2017. She was also awarded the 2017 Gold Medal from the Canadian Anesthesiologists’ Society.

Dr. Don REDELMEIER

Dr. Don Redelmeier

Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Medical Decision Sciences

Dr. Don Redelmeier, director of Evaluative Clinical Sciences, secured a renewal of his Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Medical Decision Sciences. This field explores how people reason, formulate judgments and make decisions.

Dr. Larry Robinson

Dr. Larry Robinson

2017 Lifetime Achievement Award

Dr. Larry Robinson, director of the St. John’s Rehab Research Program and senior scientist, is the recipient of the 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Association of Neuromuscular & Electrodiagnostic Medicine. The award is the highest honour bestowed by the AANEM. It recognizes distinguished and dedicated service in the fields of neuromuscular and electrodiagnostic medicine through teaching, research and scholarly publications. The network is comprised of 4,500 physicians and nonphysician members who aim to deliver the highest quality of care and improve the lives of people with neuromuscular disorders.

Dr. David Spaner

Dr. David Spaner

2017 United Food and Commercial Workers Canada Union Award for Leukemia Research

Dr. David Spaner, a clinician-scientist in the Odette Cancer Research Program, is the recipient of the 2017 United Food and Commercial Workers Canada Union Award for Leukemia Research. He is recognized for his research on chronic lymphocytic leukemia and clinical work to improve quality of life for people with blood cancer.

Dr. Harindra Wijeysundera

Dr. Harindra Wijeysundera

Early Researcher Award

Dr. Harindra Wijeysundera, a scientist in the Schulich Heart Research Program, was recognized with an Early Researcher Award from the Ontario Ministry of Research, Innovation and Science. The award will support his work on improving the triage and quality of care for patients with severe aortic stenosis undergoing transcatheter aortic valve implantation.

Dr. Graham Wright

Dr. Graham Wright

Senior Fellow, International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine

Dr. Graham Wright, director of the Schulich Heart Research Program, was elected a Senior Fellow of the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine. He is the only recipient from a Canadian institution recognized this year, and is now one of only eight Canadian Senior Fellows.